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Build Your Future aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. We provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.

 

Craft Labor Demand

Total Demand Per State Through August 2021 (Data Updated Quarterly)

432,835 FLORIDA
244,926 GEORGIA
105,664 ALABAMA
113,215 KENTUCKY
305,264 LOUISIANA
58,317 MISSISSIPPI
162,417 TENNESSEE
1,086,961 TEXAS
252,243 OHIO
200,839 MICHIGAN
127,605 WISCONSIN
164,814 MINNESOTA
204,048 INDIANA
218,469 ILLINOIS
160,447 IOWA
118,840 MISSOURI
96,832 ARKANSAS
112,390 OKLAHOMA
94,629 KANSAS
121,465 NEBRASKA
44,930 MONTANA
46,234 WYOMING
197,751 COLORADO
51,203 NEW MEXICO
138,080 ARIZONA
92,401 UTAH
37,681 IDAHO
76,914 OREGON
144,070 WASHINGTON
441,162 CALIFORNIA
115,044 NEVADA
31,657 ALASKA
44,884 HAWAII
66,787 SOUTH DAKOTA
84,596 NORTH DAKOTA
201,974 VIRGINIA
46,381 MAINE
398,509 NEW YORK
24,201 VERMONT
91,908 CONNECTICUT
207,156 PENNSYLVANIA
251,271 NORTH CAROLINA
35,160 NEW HAMPSHIRE
150,060 MASSACHUSETTS
118,696 SOUTH CAROLINA
44,070 WEST VIGINIA
34,198 RHODE ISLAND
121,408 NEW JERSEY
23,853 DELAWARE
90,981 MARYLAND

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Why Go Pro In Construction?

WELDERS

MAKE AN AVERAGE OF

$71,067 A YEAR

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CRAFT PROFESSIONALS MAKE

$9,933 MORE

THAN RECENT COLLEGE GRADS

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1 MILLION

CRAFT PROFESSIONALS

NEEDED BY 2023

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TOWER CRANE

OPERATORS

MAKE AN AVERAGE OF

$66,329 A YEAR

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Explore Construction Careers

Architect

Architect

$87,500

Do you see beauty in buildings? Do you like to design? Then you may be drawn to architecture.

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Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer

$91,790

Do you take joy in designing and executing plans? Then becoming a civil engineer may be for you.

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Construction Site Safety Technician

Construction Site Safety Technician

$67,720

Do you like to lead by example? Are you an great communicator who engages well with people?

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Drywall Installer

Drywall Installer

$50,560

If you’ve ever been able to hang a picture or poster on your wall, thank a drywall professional!

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Framer

Framer

$52,850

These skilled craftspeople use drawings to lay out and construct the frame of a structure.

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Instrumentation Technician

Instrumentation Technician

$70,080

Are you a problem solver with a knack for small details? Instrumentation may be the perfect craft profession for you!

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Mobile Crane Operator

Mobile Crane Operator

$66,119

If you wished your career involved using a joystick then check out this career.

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Pipeline Technician

Pipeline Technician

$57,070

The pipeline industry has a wide range of opportunities waiting for you!

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Power Line Worker

Power Line Worker

$68,262

If you are looking for a high-powered career, you’ve found it!

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Project Manager

Project Manager

$92,523

Do others seek your guidance to complete group assignments or project-based tasks?

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Rigger

Rigger

$57,084

Are you interested in practical physics? Do you love working outdoors? That combination is a good start to becoming a rigger.

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Scaffold Builder

Scaffold Builder

$52,990

Do you enjoy team-driven activities that involve strategy, communication and balance? Apply these skills to a career by becoming a scaffold.

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Site Layout/Survey Engineer

Site Layout/Survey Engineer

$65,300

If math, measuring and engineering is your strength, consider a career in site layout.

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Solar Photovoltaic Installer

Solar Photovoltaic Installer

$43,010

Does your dream job involve working under the sun?

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Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler Fitter

$55,328

Are you a detail-oriented kind of person? Sprinkler fitting may be a good career to consider!

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Underground Construction

Underground Construction

$52,280

Have you ever wondered how the gas, water, sewer, communication and power lines get installed? Underground construction professionals!

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Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

$56,680

Are you a rock-climber who loves extreme heights? Would you consider yourself environmentally friendly?

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Tower Crane Operator

Tower Crane Operator

$66,329

Looking for a career where you will be given the best seat in the house? Then check out the view as a tower crane operator!

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Craft Laborer

Craft Laborer

$38,890

Would you consider yourself a jack of all trades? If so, a construction laborer career might be an option to explore!

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Boilermaker

Boilermaker

$65,341

Check out this adventurous career where you can work with flames and an assortment of tools!

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Concrete Finisher

Concrete Finisher

$48,330

Craft professionals in this field have created foundations, walls, floors and roads for thousands of years–and will continue to do.

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Painter

Painter

$41,840

Do you have an eye for different colors, textures and tones? Would you consider yourself artsy?

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Plumber

Plumber

$59,627

Are you always tinkering with objects? Do people ask for your help with fixing mechanical things? Look into becoming a plumber!

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Roofer

Roofer

$42,780

Take an interest in becoming a roofer and rise above the rest!

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Insulator

Insulator

$52,624

Work with your hands in an industry that provides the economy with energy saving options.

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Glazier

Glazier

$47,480

If you enjoy adventures, scenic views and have a creative side then try out this profession!

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Millwright

Millwright

$66,919

Do you take things apart and put them back together just to see how they work?

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HVAC Technician

HVAC Technician

$62,472

Are you interested in model building or have coined yourself Mr. Fix It?

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Mason

Mason

$56,784

Do you dream of building a structure with your own two hands or restoring historical buildings? Check out training in masonry!

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Carpenter

Carpenter

$56,877

Do you like building, traveling and being outdoors? Why not consider a career that is fun and offers financial freedom.

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Pipefitter

Pipefitter

$62,697

Are you a little bit of a perfectionist? Do you enjoy reading plans and making something useful? Consider training to become a pipefitter.

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Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator

$60,828

Do you have an interest in operating dump trucks, bulldozers or other vehicles classified as heavy machinery?

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Electrician

Electrician

$67,269

If you’re into sound systems, robotics or tinkering with wires, you should think about a career as an electrician.

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Welder

Welder

$71,067

Do you get a kick out of watching sparks fly on the Fourth of July? Choose a career in welding and watch them fly every day!

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Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet Metal Worker

$58,160

Are you a visual person? Do you enjoy mechanics and fitting puzzles together?

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Ironworker

Ironworker

$60,060

If you are looking for an exciting career where you can balance from the top of a brand new skyscraper, then ironworking is for you.

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Choose Your Career Path

A career in construction can take you all the way to CEO.
Find your ideal path with Build Your Future’s interactive Career Path.

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